Noland “Cliff” Louk served in the United States Army (Air Corps) from 1942 to 1946. Interviewed by Pattie Johnston on August 26, 2003, as part of the Lawrence Remembers the World War II Years Project, Louk talked about his experiences during the Second World War. Louk was born in Kansas on April 8, 1916. He graduated high school in 1934 and then attended Emporia State Teachers College. After joining the Air Corps, he trained as a pilot but later became a radio operator and gunner. He completed forty missions and spent most of his time overseas in New Guinea. Also featured in the interview is Letha Louk, Cliff’s wife. They married in 1937. Letha was born in Kansas on December 14, 1914. She also graduated high school in 1934 and attended Emporia State Teachers College. Letha talked about her experiences during the war. She passed away on April 1, 1915. Cliff passed away on July 29, 2006.